Excitement builds at Waterview park
A sod-turning event on March 27 has kicked off a major revamp of Waterview Reserve.
The NZ Transport Agency is funding the Well Connected Alliance project with support from the Albert-Eden Local Board.
Waterview Primary School principal Brett Skeen says once complete the reserve will be a community hub.
‘‘It’s a great asset for the entire community that we can celebrate, enjoy and be proud of,’’ he says.
Tess Watson, who was a student adviser on the project, agrees.
‘‘I’m really looking forward to playing at the playground as it will have water play features.’’
The facilities include a BMX pump track, playground, skate park and a basketball and volleyball court.
It will also include improvements to landscaping in the Oakley Creek Heritage area as well as pedestrian and cycle access.
The playground is expected to be ready by next summer, with the rest of the reserve opened progressively during 2016.